The Pentagon's research office is exploring how artificial intelligence can improve technologies that link troops' brains and bodies to military systems. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently began recruiting teams to research how AI tools could augment and enhance “next-generation neurotechnology.” Through the program, officials ultimately aim to build AI into neural interfaces, a technology that lets people control, feel and interact with remote machines as though they were a part of their own body. Impossible as they may sound, neural interfaces have already been used to allow people to control prosthetic limbs, translate thoughts into text, and telepathically fly drones.
In a fitting legacy for my friend Walter Jones, Jr. who passed away last week, the US House made history by voting in favor of H.J.Res. 37, a resolution “Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress.” As George O'Neill wrote in the American Conservative magazine this week, the historic 248-177 victory for a bill demanding the end of the US participation in the nearly five year Saudi war of aggression “reflects how many hearts and minds were influenced by the late Congressman's tireless efforts.” Walter Jones did not care who controlled Congress. He was happy to join forces with any Member to end the senseless
Falmouth - Nearly 200 people came out to Heroes In Transition's (HIT) Valentine's Fundraiser at the Flying Bridge this past Saturday to help raise $10,000 that was donated to the Falmouth Service Center's FRESH Market at Joint Base Cape Cod. Brenda Swain, executive director for the Falmouth Service Center, spoke about the importance of the FRESH Market which provides food for service members, military families, and veterans at the base. “The Joint Base market is something that is really special,” she said. “Many of our volunteers there are actually retired military themselves and know how hard it is to make ends meet… The support and partnership that Heroes provides means all the world.” Heroes
The U.S. Air Force's next budget will request funds for eight new F-15 fighter-bombers from Boeing Co., beefing up its inventory with an upgraded version of a plane it last bought in 2001, even as it pursues the more advanced F-35 from rival Lockheed Martin Corp. The F-15s will be proposed in the fiscal 2020 budget, expected around March 11, as the first of a potential 80-plane purchase over the next five years, said people familiar with the Air Force's plan. Even though the request has White House support, it's likely to raise questions from skeptical lawmakers about why the Air Force, which has spent years saying it needs the “fifth-generation” F-35, now wants more F-15s as well. Boeing has
KABUL (Pajhwok): A group of Azerbaijani peacekeepers has returned from Afghanistan in line with a rotation plan, says the defence ministry in Baku. The service-members were serving in Afghanistan within the framework of the NATO -led Resolute...
SRINAGAR: The Army said on Tuesday that it is fully prepared to deal with any fallout of the American military pullout and negotiations with the Taliban in Afghanistan on the security situation in Kashmir. Lt Gen K.J.S. Dhillon, Corps Commander of the Srinagar-headquartered 15 Corps, told the media here: "We are fully prepared for any fallout of American pullout from Afghanistan. Anybody who enters Kashmir with a gun will be eliminated." He was answering a question about the consequences of an American pullout from Afghanistan and its negotiations with the Taliban. About the intensity of February 14 terror strike and the type of explosives used in that suicide attack, the Gen said: "We have got
CHANDIGARH: With its heavy-lift capacity severely depleted, the Indian Air Force (IAF) station here is preparing itself to become the base for the first of the 10-tonne capacity Chinook CH-47 helicopters from the United States. The double-rotor Chinook helicopters, four of which have already arrived at the Mundra port in Gujarat in a semi-knocked down condition, are likely to be ferried to Chandigarh. The helicopters will reach the Chandigarh Air Force station by the first week of March, officials here said. "After being re-assembled here, especially with the twin rotor blades, the Chinooks will be formally inducted into the helicopter squadron by the end of March," an IAF officer told IANS.
With its heavy-lift capacity severely depleted, the Indian Air Force (IAF) station here is preparing itself to become the base for the first of the 10-tonne capacity Chinook CH-47 helicopters from the United States. The double-rotor Chinook helicopters, four of which have already arrived at the Mundra port in Gujarat in a semi-knocked down condition, are likely to be ferried to Chandigarh. The helicopters will reach the Chandigarh Air Force station by the first week of March, officials here said. "After being re-assembled here, especially with the twin rotor blades, the Chinooks will be formally inducted into the helicopter squadron by the end of March," an IAF officer told IANS. The 'Featherweights'
Detention warrants were issued for 53 serving soldiers across Turkey for their suspected links to the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup, judicial sources said Tuesday. The warrants were issued as part of an operation led by Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor's Office. The soldiers are accused of communicating with FETÖ members through pay phones and land phones, as part of a probe into FETÖ presence in Turkish Armed Forces. Police launched simultaneous operations in 15 provinces, including Istanbul, for the suspects working for the gendarmerie branch of Turkish Armed Forces, as well as Land, Air and Naval Forces Command. Police hunt for the suspects is ongoing
Four years after the first shipment of Christmas stockings went to the U.S. Air Force Air Lift Squadron stationed at Bagram, Afghanistan, the annual shipment from the Tama-Toledo area arrived again in time for Christmas distribution in 2018. As you may remember, C-130 U.S. Air Force pilot Ty Lyon, son of Eric and Terry Lyon, rural Toledo, was stationed there when the first stockings were shipped in 2015. Since then local volunteers aided by the generosity of local businesses have continued the tradition to bring a bit of Christmas cheer to the troops. Article Photos LEFT- Members of the U.S. Air Force Air Lift Squadron stationed at Bagram, Afghanistan, are assembled in front of the C-130J model
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality 19 February 2019 On Tuesday, February 19, the Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) Annandale campus is hosting a “CIA Day” for students “thinking about a career with the CIA.” A promotional leaflet for the event calls on students to “discover the truth” about “everything that threatens our nation.” The event will include a 90-minute informational session and “individual appointments” with the agency. It is being presented as a job fair for students, many of whom are desperate to find a decent career that utilizes the skills they are paying thousands of dollars in tuition to receive. It is yet another expression of the integration
This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. These days, the trade “war” between the Trump administration and China is regularly in the headlines and, sometimes, so are the bases the Chinese are building in the South China Sea, the ships the U.S. Navy is sending ever more provocatively close to them, and the potential clashes that might result. But the global nature of the growing conflict between Washington and Beijing has yet to be fully taken in. As it happens, at this moment, it extends from Greenland (I'm serious!) to Argentina (I'm serious again!). In Greenland, still a self-ruling part of Denmark, a panicked U.S.
BENGALURU: Airbus, which has been facing issues with its neo engine for the A330 passenger plane, is showcasing the aircraft to woo local airlines in India, while homegrown Saras multi-role passenger plane and Rafale, the fighter the IAF will take delivery of, will demonstrate its prowess at the Aero India show that begins on February 20. The 12th edition of the international aerospace and defence exhibition will feature a total of 61 aircraft and 373 exhibitors. On Monday, 24 aircraft held displays as part of a dress rehearsal ahead of the event at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in front of enthusiastic spectators. While aerobatics teams like Surya Kiran and Sarang got the cheers and whistles with their stunts and manoeuvres, the deafening roars of engines of fighter aircraft like Sukhoi 30-MkI awed the spectators.
The Air Force will reportedly prod Congress to pass a tenant bill of rights for military service members so they have more agency in breaking lease agreements or withholding rent in unsafe or hazardous living situations. Reuters first reported the Air Force is pushing members of Congress to take up the proposed measure. The news of the proposed tenant bill of rights comes just days after a report said that more than 50 percent of military families living on U.S. bases found their privately managed housing dissatisfying, including accounts of multiple safety violations. “Clearly there are areas where we have issues,” David Golden, chief of staff to the secretary of the Air Force, told Reuters.
Commercial remote piloted aircraft continue to increase in popularity and as the technology improves, they will probably only to continue in popularity. While there are many questions about the use of drones, the most significant ones are those that affect military and law enforcement. According to information provided by Minot Air Force Base recently: The Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Defense has a policy established to make sure the public is aware of these regulations regarding safety and security of resources and personnel on military installations. Drones, which are designated as small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) by DoD and FAA, are unmanned aircraft weighing less